United States of America's Vice President elect Kamala Harris has been in the news for more reasons than one. Apart from being the first African-American woman to be picked for the second-highest post, she is also a person of Indian origin. Harris has always reflected positively on her Indian roots, and she regularly shares a few interesting anecdotes from her childhood every now and then. A recent video posted on Twitter featured Kamala Harris answering some interesting questions posed to her by her Instagram followers. Take a look:
On being asked what her favourite Indian dishes are, Harris said that she has different choices for North Indian and South Indian dishes. "So South Indian, it would be Idli with... a really good Sambar, and then North Indian - probably any kind of Tikka," said Kamala Harris. She had earlier cooked a ravishing Masala Dosa with actor-producer Mindy Kaling too.
Further, it turns out that cooking is one of her favourite pastimes and she is teaching her husband Doug Emhoff the ropes of it. When she was asked how she takes care of her mental health during the campaign, she said, "I work out every morning, FaceTime with all the kids in my life. I love to cook when I'm able and I'm actually also teaching Doug how to cook although that may not be good for my mental health."
In fact, Kamala Harris has inspired other Indian-origin candidates to share their love for Indian food too. Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal took to Twitter to share a picture of a delicious Paneer Tikka Masala she made right before the elections ended. Take a look:
Compulsive, night-before-election activity: make comfort food. That's paneer tikka tonight, in honor of electing #KamalaHarris Veep tomorrow since she just said on Instagram that her favorite North Indian food is any kind of tikka! Let's go, people! VOTE! #BidenHarris2020pic.twitter.com/gqyT7BotgG— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) November 3, 2020
We hope to see more such glimpses of Kamala Harris' foodie side soon!
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